Anixter Inventory Management Technical Planner in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Inventory Management Technical Planner

Date Posted12/4/2018

LocationAllentown, PA

CountryUnited States of America

Job TypeFull-Time Regular

Position IdEB-4808424586

Job Description

At Anixter, we give you an opportunity for a career and a great work environment. We are a friendly, employee focused organization that prides itself on customer service, flawless execution and a hard day’s work. If you are looking for a great work environment, great benefits and an opportunity to grow your career, please read on!

Position Purpose: The primary responsibility of this position is to handle purchasing activities for stock materials, maintain/change ordering controls based on historical usage and current demand, and help manage customer and vendor relationships.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Demand planning based on a pre-defined category, ensuring that Anixter receives the inventory needed quickly, efficiently and within budget

  • Use analysis results to improve supply chain processes, performance and to reduce costs * Build relationships with customers’ commodity managers to develop synergies

  • Monitor Key Performance Indicators(KPIs) and report monthly progress

  • Optimize purchasing activities while considering all supply chain uncertainty factors

  • Work with cross-functional teams such as sourcing, finance, operations, project teams, and more.

Education & Experience:

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in business, supply chain, economics, computer science or engineering.

  • Certification in operator or vendor management, such as the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management(CPIM) is preferred.

  • 0-2+ years of experience working in procurement /sourcing and inventory management in a wholesale environment with a high growth wholesaler

  • Knowledge of supply chain processes, such as sales and operations planning, MRP, forecasting, demand and supply planning, indirect procurement, materials management and logistics highly desired

  • Use of various software and computer applications, such as Oracle, SAP, and Microsoft Office programs * Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills; comfortable and credible with both internal stakeholders and external audiences

  • A flexible, dynamic, self-demanding and proactive individual; able to motivate him/herself and others; easily accepts constructive input from others

Job GroupOperations